Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G4 Play

Motorola Moto G4 Play
  • Display

    5 inches

    1280 × 720

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,800 mAh

The Motorola Moto G4 Play is a budget phone. If you’re not fussed about having the latest and greatest and just want a plain smartphone to get on with the job, it’s perfectly suitable.

The good

  • Great Battery life
  • Dual SIM
  • Fast charging
  • Clean Android UI
  • Acceptable camera

The could-be-better

  • Incredibly generic design
  • Mediocre performance

Motorola's Moto G4 Play is a budget phone that doesn't pretend to be anything else, meaning it's neither exciting nor disappointing.

One of the key reasons that Android has been able to take a commanding position in Australian smartphone sales has been thanks to the large number of budget-priced handsets on the market. Not that long ago paying less than $300 for a handset meant putting up with all sorts of compromises, but as technology has improved many of those compromises have been removed. You still won’t get world-beating performance, but phones such as the Motorola Moto G4 Play offer enough power and battery life for most everyday uses.


  • Basic, utilitarian design
  • Motorola doesn't bog down the clean Android experience


  • Totally functional camera that'll do the job well enough


  • Adequate for simple day-to-day tasks
  • Complex apps and games will slow it down

Battery life

  • 2,800mAh battery is plenty for a budget phone
  • Can achieve all-day battery life without an issue


  • A solid and dependable smartphone for those on a budget

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G4 Play

A basic smartphone you can depend on

Forget fancy designs and hyper-powered hardware; the Motorola Moto G4 Play just delivers simple smartphone functionality at an affordable price.


  • The Motorola Moto G4 Play is no longer available from Australian retailers.

Motorola Moto G4 Play specs

OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 × 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Processor Snapdragon 410
Height (mm) 144.4
Width (mm) 72
Depth (mm) 9.9
Weight (g) 137
Battery size (mAh) 2,800
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner No
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 8
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support No

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